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tsipareht has 3 years experience .

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Does anyone know about NP's salary in Mississippi? I have a job offer, it's in the lower 80's with no benefits. I was speechless when HR told me that. I was originally from another state, and they say whatever I have been making (100's with some benefits and 1 year of NP experience) are what NPs there with 10 years of experience makes. I can't believe the discrepancies are that much. Costs of living there in MS are not that much cheaper to me. I'm just wondering if there are NPs out there who actually takes this. NPs for this particular place have to deal with HR so not much negotiations can be had there.

This might just be me but there is no way I'd take a job that paid significantly less than what I am used to making in my present area. Are you new to Mississippi? If so at the very least I'd shop around other offers if you are financially able to ensure you aren't selling yourself short.

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Yes, I'm new there, so it's going to take time for me to figure things out. I actually made around $80k when I was an RN, with less hours. But you know, if there are NPs out there who accept this kind of offers, that might be why it exists.

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hunnybaby24 has 5 years experience and specializes in Tele, Cardiac Post Op, ER.

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew the salary range for FQHCs ... would be starting as a new grad. In Seattle. I dont live in the area but I was wondering if anyone knew roughly where they start.

Thanks!

HB

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sailornurse has 39 years experience and specializes in ER/Tele, Med-Surg, Faculty, Urgent Care.

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What is an FQHC?

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pedspnp has 17 years experience and specializes in General.

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Federally qualified health center

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Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the country with a very low cost of living.

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Riburn3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty: I'm an FNP working for an Internal Medicine physician. It's a good mix of PCP work, dealing with complex patients with chronic diseases, and there's also some acute treatments sprinkled in like suturing and abscess removal. I also do some inpatient rounding but it's part of my normal business day. It's 5 days a week, no weekends, no call. 9-530 or 6.

Salary: When I first was given the contract it was $90k with full benefits and a very nice incentive bonus structure. Shortly before starting though, the local hospitals starting hiring NP's for a variety of positions, with salaries in the low to mid $100k. He got wind of this and preemptively bumped me up to $108k with the same benefits and bonuses. The bonus structure is such that if you really bust your tail you can double your salary. I expect my first year to yield between $30k-$40k.

Location: Texas

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I am a recent FNP graduate (as of last December) and went on a full job hunt on my last semester of school. As a nurse I was making 80k a year or $38 an hour (with shift differential for when I worked weekends or holidays). I made it a point to interview in 16 different places as I didn't really know what specialty I wanted to work in (and kind of still don't). I tried my best to negotiate but people still looked at me like I was completely insane. I'm in Florida and according to salary.com the average pay is 97k. I really wasn't shooting for the stars, I was only requiring 90k. I had to apply to 21 places to get 16 interviews (don't really know why I was fixated on 16). All of them offered me a job. Unfortunately, not one actually matched what I wanted (pay and benefits). As an adult pcp the best offer I received was 90k without having benefits. As family pcp it was 86k with benefits seeing 30-35 patients a day. In pediatrics specialty, the best offer was 75 which went up to 80 with negotiations and had benefits but it required traveling and rounding in multiple hospitals. Anyways, the best offer i was able to receive was 84k in oncology, seeing 15 patients a day, with every other Friday off, great benefits, and 8 hour days. To be quite honest, I'm still disappointed and disillusioned. I'm going to keep this job for one year and then try again. If I don't receive a significant offer then I'm going back to nursing. The only way I would stay for mediocre pay is if Florida was to magically change and NP's get more autonomy. I'm sorry if this is a crappy answer but I'm ok with my nursing pay for only 3 days a week.

WHOA!! This is exactly why I'm debating if I should even other getting my NP. I recently relocated from NY to FL and while I have a "cushy" position so to speak making 86K working from home I sometimes feel like I need to have a back up. The RN salaries in FL have me shaking my head and the NP salaries are simply atrocious. I can't see any good reason to go spend $30k or more to go back to school for less pay and more work. With that being said I honestly sometimes feel like I'm in the wrong field....

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Riburn3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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I am a recent FNP graduate (as of last December) and went on a full job hunt on my last semester of school. As a nurse I was making 80k a year or $38 an hour (with shift differential for when I worked weekends or holidays). I made it a point to interview in 16 different places as I didn't really know what specialty I wanted to work in (and kind of still don't). I tried my best to negotiate but people still looked at me like I was completely insane. I'm in Florida and according to salary.com the average pay is 97k. I really wasn't shooting for the stars, I was only requiring 90k. I had to apply to 21 places to get 16 interviews (don't really know why I was fixated on 16). All of them offered me a job. Unfortunately, not one actually matched what I wanted (pay and benefits). As an adult pcp the best offer I received was 90k without having benefits. As family pcp it was 86k with benefits seeing 30-35 patients a day. In pediatrics specialty, the best offer was 75 which went up to 80 with negotiations and had benefits but it required traveling and rounding in multiple hospitals. Anyways, the best offer i was able to receive was 84k in oncology, seeing 15 patients a day, with every other Friday off, great benefits, and 8 hour days. To be quite honest, I'm still disappointed and disillusioned. I'm going to keep this job for one year and then try again. If I don't receive a significant offer then I'm going back to nursing. The only way I would stay for mediocre pay is if Florida was to magically change and NP's get more autonomy. I'm sorry if this is a crappy answer but I'm ok with my nursing pay for only 3 days a week.

That just downright stinks but it doesn't surprise me. When a friend was looking into locating there recently from Texas, he was appalled at the offers and he has several years being an FNP in a variety of settings. Many offers were similar to yours with high patient volume expectations and low pay.

When you have to see 35 patients a day and are only making $86k, that's borderline abuse. You're generating 7 or 8 times what they are paying you, if not more. To me it sounds like Florida may have an overabundance of NP's since so many places were offering similar bad deals.

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WKShadowNP has 19 years experience as a DNP, APRN and specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education.

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Riburn, I was contemplating a move to San Antonio sometime in the next few years. I thought the market was good in Texas?

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Riburn3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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Riburn, I was contemplating a move to San Antonio sometime in the next few years. I thought the market was good in Texas?

It is good. Several of my classmates are from San Antonio and were able to land fantastic jobs doing what they wanted. Texas is so big that the market varies from city to city, but there is no shortage of work along the I-35 corridor.

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edmia has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, ICU.

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WHOA!! This is exactly why I'm debating if I should even other getting my NP. I recently relocated from NY to FL and while I have a "cushy" position so to speak making 86K working from home I sometimes feel like I need to have a back up. The RN salaries in FL have me shaking my head and the NP salaries are simply atrocious. I can't see any good reason to go spend $30k or more to go back to school for less pay and more work. With that being said I honestly sometimes feel like I'm in the wrong field....

And the scope of practice in Florida is horribly restrictive.

Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck

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